Absolutely Free, “Vision’s”

Amelia Pitcherella

In July, Toronto-based “ASTRO-BEAT” trio Absolutely Free shared a single from their debut self-titled full-length, and it’s a floaty, energetic whirlwind of a track. Now they’ve released another one, “Vision’s”, this time combining elements of krautrock and pop for a sound that’s funky and undeniably catchy.

The song starts off discordant with a mesh of old samples and then gathers momentum into a high-powered pop tune. A backing of quick percussion lays the framework for lots of keyboard, string synths, and steady, heavily layered vocals. Tempered instrumental interludes explode out into warm and heady declarations: “Let your feelings go,” the group tells us through an envelope of rich, bright synth sounds. They succeed in conveying a vision of energy and positivity that’s totally danceable.

Absolutely Free is due out October 14 on Lefse. The band will be making stops all over North America so you can catch what’s bound to be a promising live set this fall.

Absolutely Free 2014 Tour Dates:

September:
20 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle (w/Ought)

October:
09 Kingston, ON – Isabel Bader Performing Arts Centre*
10 London, ON – Call The Office*
11 Hamilton, ON – Dundas valley Montessori School*
16 Guelph, ON – Vinyl*
17 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace* (record release show)
18 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace* (record release show)

November:
08 Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade^
10 Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle^
11 Washington D.C. – DC9^
12 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter^
13 Durham, NC – Pinhook^
14 Charlotte, NC – Neighbourhood^
15 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn^
16 Birmingham, AL – Bottle Tree^
18 New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa^
19 Dallas, TX – City Tavern^
20 San Antonio, TX – 402 Bar^
21 Austin, TX – Holy Mountain^
23 Phoenix, TX – Valley Bar^
24 Las Vegas, NV – Bunkhouse Saloon^
25 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar^
28 Los Angeles – Echo^
29 San Francisco – Rickshaw Stop^

December:
01 Portland, OR – Doug Fir^
02 Seattle, WA – Barboza^

* w/ Wooden Sky
^ w/ Alvvays

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